Maternal mortality rates decrease in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek, May 15, 2018. / Kabar /. Maternal mortality rates are decreasing in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported referring to deputy in Kyrgyzstan, head of the Health Results Based Financing Project Arsen Askerov.

Five episodes of five-year periods of maternal mortality show that starting from the 90ies, where there were 90, 80 and 76 permille, the last five-year and as yet incomplete episode already shows 38 permille.

"Permille is the number of dead women per 100,000 live births. If, all these five episodes of the five-year periods of maternal mortality were relatively high and there were only small periods of increase and decrease in indicators, but still they remained high, in the last five years we see a significant decrease from 90 to 43 and 38 permille. Thus, the influence of different processes that occur in the healthcare system and the project, in particular, is evident," Askerov said.

It is reported that in April of this year, the 15th review of the activities of hospitals in the first quarter of 2018, working on the draft Health Results Based Financing Project, implemented since 2013 in 63 hospitals with the support of the World Bank.

Adhering to the criteria of the Evaluation Card, hospitals earn points and receive additional funding for the results achieved.

"The most serious category among all the project indicators presented is maternity and the work of maternity wards," says the deputy head of the project Arsen Askerov.

"The intensive measures taken to improve the quality of mother and child care, including training and improving conditions for parturient women, have shown that we have achieved this," he added.

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